Calzone

calzone

What is calzone?

Calzone is considered to have first appeared in Campania during the 19th century, after making an appearance in Francisco de Boucard’s work called “Traditions and Customs from Naples”. It’s presented as a “closed pizza” stuffed with olives, cheese, occasionally white ham, and basil.

How to cook calzones in the oven?

In a small bowl, combine olive oil and Parmesan cheese mix, then lightly brush olive oil and Parmesan mixture over the tops of the calzones. Slice steam vents horizontally into the tops of the calzones with a sharp knife. Place the two pastries in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, then rotate the pan and cook for another 10 minutes.

How do you know when calzone dough is done?

Drizzle olive oil on each calzone, and place one baking sheet of calzoni toward the bottom of the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The calzoni should swell a little, turn a little brown, and their surface should dry a little. To check if the calzone is fully baked, check the underside: the dough must be golden and not white.

How do you seal calzone dough?

To seal, add a bit of water to the edges of the dough. Press together with your fingers, then, starting at one end, pinch two sides together and gently twist the dough diagonally. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and Parmesan cheese mix, then lightly brush olive oil and Parmesan mixture over the tops of the calzones.

What is a calzone made of?

Calzone. A calzone ( US: /kælˈzoʊneɪ, -ni, -ˈzoʊn/, UK: /kælˈtsoʊni, -neɪ/; Italian: [kalˈtsoːne], stocking or trouser) is an Italian oven-baked folded pizza that originated in Naples. A typical calzone is made from salted bread dough, baked in an oven and is stuffed with salami, ham or vegetables, mozzarella,...

What is the difference between pizza and calzone?

But calzones are folded over, not sideways like a slice of New York style pizza, but over top on itself creating a pocket to hold the delicious melted cheese and fillings. Calzone actually means trousers in Italian, and many workers would eat calzones standing up.

What is the best oven to bake a calzone in?

Roccbox, Dome or any Gozney pizza oven will make an awesome calzone but be sure to bake at a slightly lower temperature than a Neapolitan pizza - you’ll need to bake the calzone for around 3 minutes and the dough will burn at those high temperatures - I aim to run my pizza oven slightly cooler and bake a Calzone around 660f/350c.

Do you need a crust for a calzone?

With most pizzas you’re looking to form a crust or cornicione around the edge but you don’t need a crust for a calzone so you can open it a bit more like a thin crust pizza; by this, I mean don’t be afraid to knock the air out and you can definitely use a rolling pin if preferred!

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